Warrior Forum joins the Freelancer.com Family

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Hi everyone,

I started Warrior Forum back in 1997 with the goal of creating a community of like minded internet marketers to share ideas, learn from each other and build their online empires. In 17 years I am proud to say that our community has grown to over 732,000 members strong, making us the world’s largest internet marketing forum.

Today I am happy to announce that Warrior Forum will become part of the Freelancer.com family. I’ve spent a long time thinking about what the best next step should be and I feel certain that Freelancer.com will be able to provide Warrior Forum with the resources, energy and time required to continue the community and improve it to make it even bigger and better.

Freelancer.com is the world’s largest outsourcing and freelancing marketplace with a community of over 10.8 million skilled professionals from all over the globe. They are growing quickly and have participated in forums just like you and I.

Warrior Forum will remain independent to Freelancer.com and will have a separate dedicated team to better support you. I know they are excited to be joining our great community and will be working alongside us to take Warrior Forum to the next level. You’ll receive an introduction email from Freelancer.com shortly.

I look forward to this exciting new phase of Warrior Forum and hope you can join me in welcoming Freelancer.com!

- Allen Says
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  • Profile picture of the author JeffMitchell
    I think it is a great idea. 2 great communities with 1 goal is going to be killer for everyone involved.

    Thanks,

    Jeff Mitchell
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      Originally Posted by JeffMitchell View Post

      I think it is a great idea. 2 great communities with 1 goal is going to be killer for everyone involved.

      Thanks,

      Jeff Mitchell
      Thanks Jeff.

      I think so too.
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      • I have a soft spot for Warrior Forum, lets hope the good things will stay the same.
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        • Profile picture of the author daftdog
          Originally Posted by Grazina Ajana Szewczyk View Post

          I have a soft spot for Warrior Forum, lets hope the good things will stay the same.
          That is my hope as well.....
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      • Profile picture of the author JeffMitchell
        Originally Posted by admin View Post

        Thanks Jeff.

        I think so too.

        I bet you never in your dreams though WF was going to grow into this HUGE of a forum.

        I don't spend as much time here as I like and used to but the value from this forum is insane...

        If I could promote the War Room as an affiliate product I would share it with everyone... I don't remember what I paid to be a part of it a few years back ....but it has paid for itself 100 Times over! (maybe even 1000 x over)

        Thanks Allen,

        Jeff Mitchell
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    • Profile picture of the author arvind031989
      Originally Posted by JeffMitchell View Post

      I think it is a great idea. 2 great communities with 1 goal is going to be killer for everyone involved.

      Thanks,

      Jeff Mitchell
      it very nice i am always work on freelancer now i work on that fourm to promote my business and my explane my view on every topic
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  • Profile picture of the author Rus Sells
    This is awesome news! I look forward to seeing how things evolve in the near future for this community!
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  • Profile picture of the author mattbarrie
    Hello everyone!

    This is Matt Barrie, Chief Executive of Freelancer.com.

    I am pleased to announce that Warrior Forum has joined the Freelancer family.

    We are excited and looking forward to working with you to better support the community.

    Allen Says founded Warrior Forum in 1997 and I’ve personally watched the community grow to over 730,000 members, becoming the world’s largest Internet marketing forum.

    We will be allocating substantial resources to further grow Warrior Forum! We will be dedicating engineers to build features and customer experience specialists to interact with the community in order to understand intimately what you like. They’ll be working closely with the moderators moving forward.

    The most important thing, however, is that we listen to you- the community. We’ll be going through the suggestions section and would love to hear more about your ideas and feedback. I am really keen to hear from you!

    Also please feel free to email me at matt@freelancer.com with any suggestions, ideas, and thoughts or just to touch base and introduce yourself.

    Effective immediately we are making a few permanent improvements to pricing:
    * All WSO listings will now be reduced from $40 to $20
    * All current War Room members will have their 20 year membership extended to lifetime, immediately. Moving forward new memberships will be $20 per year.

    Thank you for your support of Warrior Forum in the past and I look forward to working with you to take Warrior Forum to the next phase!

    Regards,
    Matt Barrie
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    • Profile picture of the author WinsonYeung
      Wow that's awesome!

      Cost of WSO reduced back to $20! Thanks for the changes!
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    • Profile picture of the author JazzyB
      Originally Posted by mattbarrie View Post


      * All WSO listings will now be reduced from $40 to $20
      * All current War Room members will have their 20 year membership extended to lifetime, immediately. Moving forward new memberships will be $20 per year.
      You might want to update the pricing in this thread.
      http://www.warriorforum.com/warrior-...ml#post1137742
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    • Profile picture of the author laxmankafle
      Originally Posted by mattbarrie View Post

      Hello everyone!

      This is Matt Barrie, Chief Executive of Freelancer.com.

      I am pleased to announce that Warrior Forum has joined the Freelancer family.
      Thanks . You are Always Great. Thank you very much @Freelancer : Niwomb1
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      • Profile picture of the author Frank Donovan
        I knew that something big had to be happening when I received the first broadcast email from Allen since I don't know when. That fact alone demonstrates how the owner of "the world's largest internet marketing forum" has always resisted exploiting the members for his own immediate gain. How many marketers would have been able to leave such a huge and targeted list relatively untouched during all this time?

        The changes that have been made to this forum, at least from my own point of view, have always been made with the overall benefit of the members in mind - and I trust Allen to have made the best possible arrangement for the future of the forum, and its members, with this deal.

        So, congrats, Allen, of course. But more than that, thanks for looking out for us all these years. And good luck with whatever you plan to do now.


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    • Profile picture of the author datingworld
      Originally Posted by mattbarrie View Post


      Effective immediately we are making a few permanent improvements to pricing:
      * All WSO listings will now be reduced from $40 to $20
      When is the new pricing of $20 effective for bumping WSO's?
      I just bumped mine one and it was still $40.


      Also warm welcome to the new Admin
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    • Profile picture of the author CK Tan
      Originally Posted by mattbarrie View Post

      Hello everyone!

      This is Matt Barrie, Chief Executive of Freelancer.com.

      I am pleased to announce that Warrior Forum has joined the Freelancer family.

      We are excited and looking forward to working with you to better support the community.

      Allen Says founded Warrior Forum in 1997 and I’ve personally watched the community grow to over 730,000 members, becoming the world’s largest Internet marketing forum.

      We will be allocating substantial resources to further grow Warrior Forum! We will be dedicating engineers to build features and customer experience specialists to interact with the community in order to understand intimately what you like. They’ll be working closely with the moderators moving forward.

      The most important thing, however, is that we listen to you- the community. We’ll be going through the suggestions section and would love to hear more about your ideas and feedback. I am really keen to hear from you!

      Also please feel free to email me at matt@freelancer.com with any suggestions, ideas, and thoughts or just to touch base and introduce yourself.

      Effective immediately we are making a few permanent improvements to pricing:
      * All WSO listings will now be reduced from $40 to $20
      * All current War Room members will have their 20 year membership extended to lifetime, immediately. Moving forward new memberships will be $20 per year.

      Thank you for your support of Warrior Forum in the past and I look forward to working with you to take Warrior Forum to the next phase!

      Regards,
      Matt Barrie
      Hi Matt,

      How about giving a grace period for forum members to join The War Room under the old terms?
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    • Profile picture of the author Tom E
      Originally Posted by mattbarrie View Post

      Hello everyone!

      This is Matt Barrie, Chief Executive of Freelancer.com.

      I am pleased to announce that Warrior Forum has joined the Freelancer family.

      We are excited and looking forward to working with you to better support the community.

      Allen Says founded Warrior Forum in 1997 and I’ve personally watched the community grow to over 730,000 members, becoming the world’s largest Internet marketing forum.

      We will be allocating substantial resources to further grow Warrior Forum! We will be dedicating engineers to build features and customer experience specialists to interact with the community in order to understand intimately what you like. They’ll be working closely with the moderators moving forward.

      The most important thing, however, is that we listen to you- the community. We’ll be going through the suggestions section and would love to hear more about your ideas and feedback. I am really keen to hear from you!

      Also please feel free to email me at matt@freelancer.com with any suggestions, ideas, and thoughts or just to touch base and introduce yourself.

      Effective immediately we are making a few permanent improvements to pricing:
      * All WSO listings will now be reduced from $40 to $20
      * All current War Room members will have their 20 year membership extended to lifetime, immediately. Moving forward new memberships will be $20 per year.

      Thank you for your support of Warrior Forum in the past and I look forward to working with you to take Warrior Forum to the next phase!

      Regards,
      Matt Barrie
      Hi Matt,
      Will bumps stay at $40, or will they also be reduced to $20?
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    • Profile picture of the author sonuinfy
      Originally Posted by mattbarrie View Post

      Hello everyone!

      This is Matt Barrie, Chief Executive of Freelancer.com.

      I am pleased to announce that Warrior Forum has joined the Freelancer family.

      We are excited and looking forward to working with you to better support the community.

      Allen Says founded Warrior Forum in 1997 and I’ve personally watched the community grow to over 730,000 members, becoming the world’s largest Internet marketing forum.

      We will be allocating substantial resources to further grow Warrior Forum! We will be dedicating engineers to build features and customer experience specialists to interact with the community in order to understand intimately what you like. They’ll be working closely with the moderators moving forward.

      The most important thing, however, is that we listen to you- the community. We’ll be going through the suggestions section and would love to hear more about your ideas and feedback. I am really keen to hear from you!

      Also please feel free to email me at matt@freelancer.com with any suggestions, ideas, and thoughts or just to touch base and introduce yourself.

      Effective immediately we are making a few permanent improvements to pricing:
      * All WSO listings will now be reduced from $40 to $20
      * All current War Room members will have their 20 year membership extended to lifetime, immediately. Moving forward new memberships will be $20 per year.

      Thank you for your support of Warrior Forum in the past and I look forward to working with you to take Warrior Forum to the next phase!

      Regards,
      Matt Barrie
      Congratulation Matt for the acquisition.

      Warriors,
      You will find Freelancer.com's team exceptionally user friendly.
      I've been with them for 3 years. I started my career with Scriptlance which got merged with Freelancer 1.5 years ago.

      I was scared when that happened but Freelancer.com team proved me wrong.
      They helped me in whenever I needed them. They are unbeatable in the support. In short, don't worry and be happy for this merger.
      Please share your feedback as mentioned by Matt, if any.
      I wish all of you all the very best and welcome all of you to the Freelancer.com community.
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    • Profile picture of the author taskemann
      Originally Posted by mattbarrie View Post


      Effective immediately we are making a few permanent improvements to pricing:
      * All WSO listings will now be reduced from $40 to $20
      * All current War Room members will have their 20 year membership extended to lifetime, immediately. Moving forward new memberships will be $20 per year.

      Thank you for your support of Warrior Forum in the past and I look forward to working with you to take Warrior Forum to the next phase!

      Regards,
      Matt Barrie

      Hi Matt,

      Congratulations to both Freelancer.com and Allan Says.

      Sounds good and I hope you and the company you represents keep your word on that as I don't have any good experience with takeovers, especially not when the target isn't that significant for the acquirer in terms of revenue and profit as it would be for the founder who has put a lot of time, money and effort into it.

      So I really hope WarriorForum will stay as it is or become even better and I really looking forward to working with you.


      Best regards,

      Jimmy
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    • Originally Posted by mattbarrie View Post

      Hello everyone!

      This is Matt Barrie, Chief Executive of Freelancer.com.

      I am pleased to announce that Warrior Forum has joined the Freelancer family.

      We are excited and looking forward to working with you to better support the community.

      Allen Says founded Warrior Forum in 1997 and I’ve personally watched the community grow to over 730,000 members, becoming the world’s largest Internet marketing forum.

      We will be allocating substantial resources to further grow Warrior Forum! We will be dedicating engineers to build features and customer experience specialists to interact with the community in order to understand intimately what you like. They’ll be working closely with the moderators moving forward.

      The most important thing, however, is that we listen to you- the community. We’ll be going through the suggestions section and would love to hear more about your ideas and feedback. I am really keen to hear from you!

      Also please feel free to email me at matt@freelancer.com with any suggestions, ideas, and thoughts or just to touch base and introduce yourself.

      Effective immediately we are making a few permanent improvements to pricing:
      * All WSO listings will now be reduced from $40 to $20
      * All current War Room members will have their 20 year membership extended to lifetime, immediately. Moving forward new memberships will be $20 per year.

      Thank you for your support of Warrior Forum in the past and I look forward to working with you to take Warrior Forum to the next phase!

      Regards,
      Matt Barrie
      Hi Matt,

      I notice to BUMP a thread in WSO section is still $40 yet a new listing is $20, is this how it is going to be?
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    • Profile picture of the author 07
      Originally Posted by mattbarrie View Post

      Hello everyone!

      This is Matt Barrie, Chief Executive of Freelancer.com.

      I am pleased to announce that Warrior Forum has joined the Freelancer family.

      We are excited and looking forward to working with you to better support the community.

      Allen Says founded Warrior Forum in 1997 and I’ve personally watched the community grow to over 730,000 members, becoming the world’s largest Internet marketing forum.

      We will be allocating substantial resources to further grow Warrior Forum! We will be dedicating engineers to build features and customer experience specialists to interact with the community in order to understand intimately what you like. They’ll be working closely with the moderators moving forward.

      The most important thing, however, is that we listen to you- the community. We’ll be going through the suggestions section and would love to hear more about your ideas and feedback. I am really keen to hear from you!

      Also please feel free to email me at matt@freelancer.com with any suggestions, ideas, and thoughts or just to touch base and introduce yourself.

      Effective immediately we are making a few permanent improvements to pricing:
      * All WSO listings will now be reduced from $40 to $20
      * All current War Room members will have their 20 year membership extended to lifetime, immediately. Moving forward new memberships will be $20 per year.

      Thank you for your support of Warrior Forum in the past and I look forward to working with you to take Warrior Forum to the next phase!

      Regards,
      Matt Barrie
      I have just paid for the wso thread and it costed me $40, not $20 as advertised. I was bumping the thread. Can you please explain? Thanks.
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    • Profile picture of the author ultimatehustler
      WSo for $20 That is great, I Like You already Matt
      Welcome aboard
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    • Profile picture of the author discrat
      Originally Posted by mattbarrie View Post

      Hello everyone!

      This is Matt Barrie, Chief Executive of Freelancer.com.

      Effective immediately we are making a few permanent improvements to pricing:
      * All WSO listings will now be reduced from $40 to $20
      * All current War Room members will have their 20 year membership extended to lifetime, immediately. Moving forward new memberships will be $20 per year.
      Cool. Is there or will there be an Affiliate Program for War Room ? Sounds like an easy sell with good recurring commish.
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    • Profile picture of the author MarieDi
      Hi,

      I'm a warroom member and appreciate the gift (20 to lifetime). Thanks.

      I'm curious as to what will happen to our other private forums subscriptions such as the Warrior Book Club (Kindle publishing) forum, for instance?

      Regards

      Marie
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      • Profile picture of the author Manoj V
        Originally Posted by MarieDi View Post

        Hi,

        I'm a warroom member and appreciate the gift (20 to lifetime). Thanks.

        I'm curious as to what will happen to our other private forums subscriptions such as the Warrior Book Club (Kindle publishing) forum, for instance?

        Regards

        Marie
        Here's the answer.
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      • Profile picture of the author Paul Myers
        Brian,
        Splorf. Come on Paul. The real story is much more interesting than this vague, generic, revisionistic glop that is only sort of true depending on how wants to view things.
        "Revisionistic?" Hardly.

        Bland? Sure. But it was accurate, short, and answered the question that was asked.

        The hype and drama weren't useful for the response.


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    • Profile picture of the author Wayne Wymore
      Thanks Matt

      Looking forward to "Great Things" with the addition of the power of Freelancer.com to support the Warrior Forum. I appreciate your attitude of wanting to learn how to support Warriors in their efforts - shows why you have been so successful with Freelancer.com!

      Thank You,
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    • Profile picture of the author BookFixerFran
      Originally Posted by mattbarrie View Post

      Hello everyone!

      This is Matt Barrie, Chief Executive of Freelancer.com.

      I am pleased to announce that Warrior Forum has joined the Freelancer family.

      We are excited and looking forward to working with you to better support the community.

      Allen Says founded Warrior Forum in 1997 and I’ve personally watched the community grow to over 730,000 members, becoming the world’s largest Internet marketing forum.

      We will be allocating substantial resources to further grow Warrior Forum! We will be dedicating engineers to build features and customer experience specialists to interact with the community in order to understand intimately what you like. They’ll be working closely with the moderators moving forward.

      The most important thing, however, is that we listen to you- the community. We’ll be going through the suggestions section and would love to hear more about your ideas and feedback. I am really keen to hear from you!

      Also please feel free to email me at matt@freelancer.com with any suggestions, ideas, and thoughts or just to touch base and introduce yourself.

      Effective immediately we are making a few permanent improvements to pricing:
      * All WSO listings will now be reduced from $40 to $20
      * All current War Room members will have their 20 year membership extended to lifetime, immediately. Moving forward new memberships will be $20 per year.

      Thank you for your support of Warrior Forum in the past and I look forward to working with you to take Warrior Forum to the next phase!

      Regards,
      Matt Barrie
      I've been a member of Warrior Forum for years. Started off as a total newbie, spent most of my time learning, and I was just about ready to join the War Room. If I join NOW (like, within 24 hours) would I still be eligible for the lifetime membership?

      Also, have you considered offering the lifetime membership for a limited time until, say, April 30 or maybe even just for a week? It might bring many who've been on the sidelines for a while into both Warrior and Freelancer and encourage them to become more active, as opposed to just looking and learning.

      Thanks for considering this option!

      Fran
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    • Profile picture of the author strongvpn
      Freelancer.com is a great site, I often use its services, I am very satisfied for it.
      :p
      Thank you & Best regards

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    • Profile picture of the author TheMGMProject
      Originally Posted by mattbarrie View Post




      Effective immediately we are making a few permanent improvements to pricing:
      * All WSO listings will now be reduced from $40 to $20
      * All current War Room members will have their 20 year membership extended to lifetime, immediately. Moving forward new memberships will be $20 per year.

      Matt Barrie
      Would be cool to see a price reduction for classifieds ads too just saying
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    • Profile picture of the author freelanceronline
      Originally Posted by mattbarrie View Post

      Hello everyone!

      This is Matt Barrie, Chief Executive of Freelancer.com.

      I am pleased to announce that Warrior Forum has joined the Freelancer family.

      We are excited and looking forward to working with you to better support the community.

      Allen Says founded Warrior Forum in 1997 and I’ve personally watched the community grow to over 730,000 members, becoming the world’s largest Internet marketing forum.

      We will be allocating substantial resources to further grow Warrior Forum! We will be dedicating engineers to build features and customer experience specialists to interact with the community in order to understand intimately what you like. They’ll be working closely with the moderators moving forward.

      The most important thing, however, is that we listen to you- the community. We’ll be going through the suggestions section and would love to hear more about your ideas and feedback. I am really keen to hear from you!

      Also please feel free to email me at matt@freelancer.com with any suggestions, ideas, and thoughts or just to touch base and introduce yourself.

      Effective immediately we are making a few permanent improvements to pricing:
      * All WSO listings will now be reduced from $40 to $20
      * All current War Room members will have their 20 year membership extended to lifetime, immediately. Moving forward new memberships will be $20 per year.

      Thank you for your support of Warrior Forum in the past and I look forward to working with you to take Warrior Forum to the next phase!

      Regards,
      Matt Barrie
      indeed this will be great to organize too big thing into one. but want to know how you get inspiration of doing it? how you or Allen get this Idea?
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  • Profile picture of the author santacruz
    It is going to have a big thing happen here, so excited about it
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  • Profile picture of the author J Bold
    Huge news! Guess this the main thread as I posted in another one.

    Congratulations and interested to see what will become of this in the future.
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  • Profile picture of the author J. Barry Mandel
    This sounds exactly like what's needed!

    It'll be very interesting to see what improvements happen
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  • Profile picture of the author Sarevok
    Congratulations...

    The goose laid a massive golden egg.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alaister
    Congratulations Allen!
    It's great news.

    I've been a member of the forum for years and love it.
    I also work at Freelancer.com - I'll be working with the team and making sure Warrior Forum stays awesome

    Don't hesitate to message me or email me alaister@freelancer.com
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    • Profile picture of the author humbledmarket
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      Originally Posted by Alaister View Post

      Congratulations Allen!
      It's great news.

      I've been a member of the forum for years and love it.
      I also work at Freelancer.com - I'll be working with the team and making sure Warrior Forum stays awesome

      Don't hesitate to message me or email me alaister@freelancer.com
      I'm glad to see that long time members of the forum will be integrated to the operations. This certainly settles concerns as it helps to see that there are decision makers who are aware of the culture

      I think this is an excellent move for WF members and freelancer. (though we'll see how it goes)
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    Umm. Nice.
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  • Profile picture of the author RootShell-vb
    Congratulations Allen, and great idea
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  • Profile picture of the author jkennedy
    I'm extremely excited to see this partnership. I love both Warrior Forum & Freelancer.

    I've been making money on WF via WSOs for over 5 years now. It's wonderful to see the WSO price drop. What an excellent way to provide immediate value to the core members here.

    It's also exciting to think about the possibilities on the horizon from this partnership.

    Matt, you posted your personal email... that really shows a lot of character and let's us know that you actually care about the people in this community.

    Thanks for the update Allen, can't wait to see how this grows!

    Jeremy
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  • Profile picture of the author twister85
    Things just getting better over Warrior Forum, I know this decision is taken after a lot of consideration and thinking. If its just going to make the community better, why don't support it?

    Go ahead and Good luck!
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    • Profile picture of the author peconicpaula
      Nice one admin...things are getting better and better

      Originally Posted by mattbarrie View Post

      Hello everyone!

      This is Matt Barrie, Chief Executive of Freelancer.com.

      I am pleased to announce that Warrior Forum has joined the Freelancer family.

      We are excited and looking forward to working with you to better support the community.

      Allen Says founded Warrior Forum in 1997 and I’ve personally watched the community grow to over 730,000 members, becoming the world’s largest Internet marketing forum.

      We will be allocating substantial resources to further grow Warrior Forum! We will be dedicating engineers to build features and customer experience specialists to interact with the community in order to understand intimately what you like. They’ll be working closely with the moderators moving forward.

      The most important thing, however, is that we listen to you- the community. We’ll be going through the suggestions section and would love to hear more about your ideas and feedback. I am really keen to hear from you!

      Also please feel free to email me at matt@freelancer.com with any suggestions, ideas, and thoughts or just to touch base and introduce yourself.

      Effective immediately we are making a few permanent improvements to pricing:
      * All WSO listings will now be reduced from $40 to $20
      * All current War Room members will have their 20 year membership extended to lifetime, immediately. Moving forward new memberships will be $20 per year.

      Thank you for your support of Warrior Forum in the past and I look forward to working with you to take Warrior Forum to the next phase!

      Regards,
      Matt Barrie
      WEW! Great things are cominggg...
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  • Profile picture of the author blueraykhazana
    Congratulations. Really Nice Idea Warrior.
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  • Profile picture of the author AskKim
    Congratulations Allen - and to the WF Family
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    Great news and Great success allen. I love this forum and i wish you all the best. I also love freelancer awesome company.
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  • Originally Posted by mattbarrie View Post

    Effective immediately we are making a few permanent improvements to pricing: * All WSO listings will now be reduced from $40 to $20 *
    In all honesty, I'm not so sure that lowering the prices on WSO's is a great move that will improve the quality of the forum. The $40 price point eliminates just about the right amount of crap being posted. I also imagine that with the new $20 lower fee, a WSO post will also disappear from the first page even faster than they already do. Not very attractive for advertisers. Just my 2 cents.
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    • Profile picture of the author natethegreat7037
      Interesting, indeed!

      This could be something quite special if executed properly.

      Besides, I think I've put off not being a War Room member long enough, anyway.
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    • Profile picture of the author jkennedy
      Originally Posted by stoltingmediagroup View Post

      In all honesty, I'm not so sure that lowering the prices on WSO's is a great move that will improve the quality of the forum. The $40 price point eliminates just about the right amount of crap being posted. I also imagine that with the new $20 lower fee, a WSO post will also disappear from the first page even faster than they already do. Not very attractive for advertisers. Just my 2 cents.
      This is a good point. On the flip-side, with more resources available comes more opportunity for better moderation and filtration of "junk" products.
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      • Profile picture of the author andrewpeacock
        Originally Posted by jkennedy View Post

        This is a good point. On the flip-side, with more resources available comes more opportunity for better moderation and filtration of "junk" products.
        That's what I'm hoping as well.

        Should be interesting.

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      • Profile picture of the author traffic-turbo
        Originally Posted by jkennedy View Post

        This is a good point. On the flip-side, with more resources available comes more opportunity for better moderation and filtration of "junk" products.
        This means they will need a lot of resources and moderators...
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    • Profile picture of the author Alaister
      Originally Posted by stoltingmediagroup View Post

      In all honesty, I'm not so sure that lowering the prices on WSO's is a great move that will improve the quality of the forum. The $40 price point eliminates just about the right amount of crap being posted. I also imagine that with the new $20 lower fee, a WSO post will also disappear from the first page even faster than they already do. Not very attractive for advertisers. Just my 2 cents.
      Hey Arnold, thanks for your feedback. You make a good point. We'll certainly be constantly monitoring this to see what impact it has. We'll also be making sure the moderation process is suitable. They've all done a great job so far!

      Feel free to let me know if you have any other suggestions or feedback.
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      • Profile picture of the author Tom E
        Although change can be a bit scary, especially one that can affect ones business, I'm going to embrace this change with the attitude that things around here will go from great to even better. As long as you guys on the freelancer.com team have your hearts in the right place, I'm sure this will be a wonderful change for everyone!
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      • Profile picture of the author gearmex
        Originally Posted by Alaister View Post

        Hey Arnold, thanks for your feedback. You make a good point. We'll certainly be constantly monitoring this to see what impact it has. We'll also be making sure the moderation process is suitable. They've all done a great job so far!

        Feel free to let me know if you have any other suggestions or feedback.
        My take on this is i think they (Freelancer) are trying to get even more people join in board by lowering the prices, i think they can handle the quality with more work force to monitor it, more competition = more quality
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    • Profile picture of the author GlenH
      Originally Posted by stoltingmediagroup View Post

      In all honesty, I'm not so sure that lowering the prices on WSO's is a great move that will improve the quality of the forum. The $40 price point eliminates just about the right amount of crap being posted. I also imagine that with the new $20 lower fee, a WSO post will also disappear from the first page even faster than they already do. Not very attractive for advertisers. Just my 2 cents.
      Hi Matt,

      As a big user of Freelancer with over 30 projects having been completed in the last few years, I'm hoping you guys will be definite positive impact on the forum.

      I also have to say that I totally agree with Arnold on the points he raised.

      I realize that lowing the WSO posting price will boost your revenues, but at the same time a drop in price allows the potential for more 'crappy' 'WSO's to be posted.

      And that's a real concern, because members can easily start shying away from buying WSO's if a lot of inferior quality products are being put up.

      That then has a big negative impact of members who do post quality WSO's

      So you really need to watch this very closely Matt.
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    • Profile picture of the author nik0
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      Originally Posted by stoltingmediagroup View Post

      In all honesty, I'm not so sure that lowering the prices on WSO's is a great move that will improve the quality of the forum. The $40 price point eliminates just about the right amount of crap being posted. I also imagine that with the new $20 lower fee, a WSO post will also disappear from the first page even faster than they already do. Not very attractive for advertisers. Just my 2 cents.
      There sure will be an increase in bumps / sales threads but I don't expect that it will be twice as much so in the end you're still cheaper of.

      Unless the forum gets heavily promoted to the 10 million users of Freelancer.com, that's a lot of new competition!
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      • Profile picture of the author Alast
        Originally Posted by nik0 View Post

        There sure will be an increase in bumps / sales threads but I don't expect that it will be twice as much so in the end you're still cheaper of.

        Unless the forum gets heavily promoted to the 10 million users of Freelancer.com, that's a lot of new competition!
        That - or it could open your business to new customers, increasing profits. Depends how you look at it, I guess.
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        • Profile picture of the author Kay King
          Don't forget - WSO's were free some years ago. A charge of $20 improved the situation for a while - $40 did the same - but only for a while. That section is sometimes a victim of its own success.

          Change is good and the timing feels right. I think Freelancer will be a great match - and Allen can go have some fun (like that's something new).

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        • Profile picture of the author nik0
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          Originally Posted by Alast View Post

          That - or it could open your business to new customers, increasing profits. Depends how you look at it, I guess.
          I actually never realized that Freelancer is so HUGE, and wonder why I never started to offer my services there!

          Something will keep me busy today!
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    • Profile picture of the author RichBeck
      Originally Posted by stoltingmediagroup View Post

      In all honesty, I'm not so sure that lowering the prices on WSO's is a great move that will improve the quality of the forum. The $40 price point eliminates just about the right amount of crap being posted. I also imagine that with the new $20 lower fee, a WSO post will also disappear from the first page even faster than they already do. Not very attractive for advertisers. Just my 2 cents.
      I have to disagree.....

      The $20 price point will make it more affordable for newbies....

      As far as the time on page one, you will be paying half as much for less time... That seems fair.... You can always bump as needed.

      Talking about crap WSOs... There are so many.... I think it would be a tough.... or nearly impossible job to weed out the "crap" from WSOs that provide real value....

      Once they do weed them out, 98% of the current WSOs would fall in the "crap" or violating FTC guidelines. I know this is unpopular... But, it is true.

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      • Originally Posted by RichBeck View Post

        Once they do weed them out, 98% of the current WSOs would fall in the "crap" category.
        If you feel that way, and since "crap" does appear to be the general consensus on the forum from what I see in the threads when people talk about the WSO section, then maybe it's time for something different.

        Lowering the prices is not the solution.

        Maybe create a separate premium WSO section for whoever can, and wants to pay $100 or $50, etc, and leave the $20 bargain basement section for whoever wants to dig in there?

        It's a win win, and that's my suggestion.
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      • Profile picture of the author Paul Myers
        Rich,
        Once they do weed them out, 98% of the current WSOs would fall in the "crap" category.
        Ya know, irresponsible comments like this make me want to start swinging the ban hammer. Seriously.

        What percentage of the WSOs posted in, say, the past 6 months, have you actually purchased? If it doesn't closely approximate 100%, you have no business making claims like this.

        My experience, based on just the stuff I've actually bought and looked at, is nearly the reverse. The overwhelming majority have offered value well in excess of the price I paid. But then, I actually look at the offers and buy stuff I have reason to believe I'll use. And they tend to be software and graphics, not ridiculous "Make $XYZ instantly" garbage.

        I believe it was Laurie Anderson who once replied, when asked how she dealt with all the negative people in the world, "You're hanging out with the wrong people."


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        • Profile picture of the author RichBeck
          Originally Posted by Paul Myers View Post

          Rich,Ya know, irresponsible comments like this make me want to start swinging the ban hammer. Seriously.

          What percentage of the WSOs posted in, say, the past 6 months, have you actually purchased? If it doesn't closely approximate 100%, you have no business making claims like this.

          My experience, based on just the stuff I've actually bought and looked at, is nearly the reverse. The overwhelming majority have offered value well in excess of the price I paid. But then, I actually look at the offers and buy stuff I have reason to believe I'll use. And they tend to be software and graphics, not ridiculous "Make instantly" garbage.

          I believe it was Laurie Anderson who once replied, when asked how she dealt with all the negative people in the world, "You're hanging out with the wrong people."


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          Paul,

          Honesty is in no way to be confused with "negativism."

          I'll clarify.....

          98% of the IM/MMO WSOs I have purchased are plain "crap." The creator makes money selling the product... NOT by using his "money making" method... They are hypocrites. Plain... and simple.

          Now, I have yet to see a IM/MMO WSO with "income proof" that meets the strict FTC guidelines.... You can educate yourself here. Really read it... It is very strict.

          You also admit:
          My experience, based on just the stuff I've actually bought and looked at, is nearly the reverse. The overwhelming majority have offered value well in excess of the price I paid. But then, I actually look at the offers and buy stuff I have reason to believe I'll use. And they tend to be software and graphics, not ridiculous "Make instantly" garbage.
          So, your commenting on something you admitted know nothing about....

          All The Best,

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          • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
            Originally Posted by RichBeck View Post

            Now, I have yet to see a IM/MMO WSO with "income proof" that meets the strict FTC guidelines.... You can educate yourself here. Really read it... It is very strict.
            Thing is I don't think we even need to argue about this. its an issue that will sort itself out due to the fact businesses do not pay millions of dollars (much much lower a price than I would have ever imagined though) for legal headaches. That and the present ownership has another existing business and interest that will guide certain decisions beyond WSO income. So let it play out my man. Read between the lines (and some not even between). This was an acquisition for synergy not WSO fee income and as such you will probably in time see those issues you bring up addressed.
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        • Originally Posted by Paul Myers View Post

          But then, I actually look at the offers and buy stuff I have reason to believe I'll use. And they tend to be software and graphics, not ridiculous "Make instantly" garbage.
          Paul, what would your opinion be on possibly separating the threads...

          Let's say... one thread for the "How I got lucky for the first time in 10 years of trying online and made $10 last week, let me show you how I did it" products, and one thread for the software, graphics, and other items of interest for the rest of us.

          Also, as I mentioned earlier, maybe add premium priced threads etc.
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        • Profile picture of the author Bryan Zazz
          Originally Posted by Paul Myers View Post

          Rich,Ya know, irresponsible comments like this make me want to start swinging the ban hammer. Seriously.

          What percentage of the WSOs posted in, say, the past 6 months, have you actually purchased? If it doesn't closely approximate 100%, you have no business making claims like this.
          Paul, while I totally agree that many WSOs provide incredible value for the price they're asking (seriously, there is some insane value there),
          I must disagree on your hammer swinging ... it's an open forum, meaning that a person's gold nugget may very well be another person's crap (i.e low-value). I guess his point is that we should try to keep the general level of value in WSOs pretty high. Nothing wrong with that.
          Hammer statements have a tendency of making people to stop commenting and shutting up...
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  • Profile picture of the author FreddieMixell
    Thats really cool news, I'm interested to see where this brings the WF in the future!
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  • Profile picture of the author Brad Gosse
    Congratulations man
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    Having an exit plan.

    Always a good business decision.
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    Congrats guys...big news!
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    Great News! Although, as a new member I'm not really sure if this will have any impact on me.
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  • Profile picture of the author TakenAction
    So what other aspects will be changed besides those pricing changes?

    I just get really worried seeing this because this is such a great community of such great people that really provide a lot of value to others (free and paid value) and I just don't want to see anything that would jeopardize that. With that being said I believe the Freelancer crew has good intentions.
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    • Profile picture of the author Alaister
      Originally Posted by TakenAction View Post

      So what other aspects will be changed besides those pricing changes?

      I just get really worried seeing this because this is such a great community of such great people that really provide a lot of value to others (free and paid value) and I just don't want to see anything that would jeopardize that. With that being said I believe the Freelancer crew has good intentions.
      Hi there,

      I love Warrior Forum and am passionate about the great community. I'm actually working in the team at Freelancer.com that will be driving Warrior Forum and I'll be ensuring the community continues to provide huge value to everyone.

      We want to work with you guys to improve and grow the forum. Let me know if you guys have suggestions or any thoughts.
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  • Profile picture of the author Anton Nadilo
    Congratulations man!

    I will be watching closely to see how this develops.
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  • Profile picture of the author DianaHeuser
    Congratulations Allen.

    Just as a matter of interest, does this have any impact on Bryan's Kindle Book Club section?

    Thanks
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    Can't wait to see the changes, congratulations guys!
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    • Profile picture of the author Cal8
      I think you don't have to worry too much about prices being too low. A certain amount of free speech or free expression is desirable. The Warrior Forum moderators have done a great job of keeping a good "balance" here on the Warrior Forum. The moderators will be essential moving forward.

      As the world’s largest outsourcing and freelancing marketplace, I am very hopeful that Freelancer.com will make outsourcing opportunities both "easily accessible" and "less expensive" for Warrior Forum members.
      (1) Is it fair of me to hope for this for Warrior Forum members?

      (2) Exactly how will moderators and "moderation" be affected moving forward?

      (3) How will the quality, quantity, and pricing of WSO's be affected?

      (4) The Warrior Forum has functioned as an outstanding place to connect newbies with inexpensive opportunities and with truly successful Senior Warriors who wanted to give back to the world by helping newbies. How will this function be affected moving forward?
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  • Profile picture of the author ahew
    Sounds awesome! Nice to get grandfathered in for life too Congrats, Allen!
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  • Profile picture of the author VENAXIS
    This is some big news. Congratulations!

    Will there be any changes because of this? (Pricing, forum sections, ... etc)
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  • Profile picture of the author Josh Anderson
    I've been a member of the Warrior Forum for 11 years and created my first software product on Scriptlance a decade ago.

    Now Freelancer.com owns them both... I guess I'll have to take a closer look at them.

    Allen, thank you. It's been a great ride and it's been very fun watching you navigate this amazing ship. Membership in this forum is one of the great resources that helped me launch my business, build my reputation, and succeed.

    Congratulations. Well deserved.
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    • Profile picture of the author Robert Carbine
      Very exciting news!! I already love the pricing changes and am excited to see what other changes are in the works.
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      • Profile picture of the author Mou
        Congrats Allen!! It has been a great journey. Hope Freelancer.com can take this forward.

        What happens to the paid section like Bryan's Kindle Club and Kurt's Video Club?

        Also what about the sections "Warriors for Hire" , "Websites for Sale" etc.?

        ~Mou
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        • Profile picture of the author Kurt
          Originally Posted by Mou View Post

          Congrats Allen!! It has been a great journey. Hope Freelancer.com can take this forward.

          What happens to the paid section like Bryan's Kindle Club and Kurt's Video Club?

          Also what about the sections "Warriors for Hire" , "Websites for Sale" etc.?

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        • Profile picture of the author Alaister
          Originally Posted by Mou View Post

          Congrats Allen!! It has been a great journey. Hope Freelancer.com can take this forward.

          What happens to the paid section like Bryan's Kindle Club and Kurt's Video Club?

          Also what about the sections "Warriors for Hire" , "Websites for Sale" etc.?

          ~Mou
          Hi Mou,

          We'll be keeping them as is for now. I know a lot of you guys gain a huge amount of value from those private paid sections as well as those marketplace boards.

          I'd love to hear about how you think we could improve them.
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          • Profile picture of the author Mou
            Originally Posted by Alaister View Post

            Hi Mou,

            We'll be keeping them as is for now. I know a lot of you guys gain a huge amount of value from those private paid sections as well as those marketplace boards.

            I'd love to hear about how you think we could improve them.
            That's good to know as many of us here gained/learned a lot from knowledge shared by old time Warriors like Kurt and Bryan

            Regarding the Marketplace ( my personal experience with - Websites for sale, warriors for hire) inspite of Paul doing a great job , there has been incidents where people break the thread bumping rules . Hopefully this can be improved for benefit of all buyers and sellers.

            ~Mou
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          • Profile picture of the author Jeff Gilbert
            Well, I think they've been doing great as they are now for years. It's one of those things that if it ain't broke, don't fix it situations. I've seen this in corporate America where a new team comes in and they feel they have to change things for the sake of change, where it doesn't make things better, sometimes a lot worse, and it was fine the way it was. So, I hope it's left alone.

            Originally Posted by Alaister View Post

            Hi Mou,

            We'll be keeping them as is for now. I know a lot of you guys gain a huge amount of value from those private paid sections as well as those marketplace boards.

            I'd love to hear about how you think we could improve them.
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          • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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            Originally Posted by Alaister View Post

            Hi Mou,

            We'll be keeping them as is for now. I know a lot of you guys gain a huge amount of value from those private paid sections as well as those marketplace boards.

            I'd love to hear about how you think we could improve them.
            I can only speak to the Complete Sites for Sale section, as that is the section that I advertise in. I saw that forum at the beginning. People were fed up with Flippa and there was a call to add that forum. It has, I think, been a success since it began.

            If you wanted to get really fancy without separating it from the WF, which would be a mistake IMO, it would probably be even more popular if you added auction capabilities to it, so that people could bid on sites. We can still do that in a workaround way, so I doubt that it's critical, but consider this:

            WF has the traffic, the sellers and the buyers. Flippa has zero competition. Everyone loved Flippa when it was in the forum format on Sitepoint that it had in the beginning. Their format and pricing moves have turned off an enormous amount of people. Even if WF became the #2 place to buy and sell websites, that is huge.
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            • Profile picture of the author NetMan
              Originally Posted by sbucciarel View Post

              I can only speak to the Complete Sites for Sale section, as that is the section that I advertise in. I saw that forum at the beginning. People were fed up with Flippa and there was a call to add that forum. It has, I think, been a success since it began.

              If you wanted to get really fancy without separating it from the WF, which would be a mistake IMO, it would probably be even more popular if you added auction capabilities to it, so that people could bid on sites. We can still do that in a workaround way, so I doubt that it's critical, but consider this:

              WF has the traffic, the sellers and the buyers. Flippa has zero competition. Everyone loved Flippa when it was in the forum format on Sitepoint that it had in the beginning. Their format and pricing moves have turned off an enormous amount of people. Even if WF became the #2 place to buy and sell websites, that is huge.
              I also advertise in this forum and I totally agree with what Susan is suggesting here, except I would leave to the seller the option to either direct sell OR/AND put it on auction

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          • Profile picture of the author MarieDi
            Hi Mou,
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            I'd love to hear about how you think we could improve them.
            Simple - go with the old saying: "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."

            Don't try to improve something that is already great, just because you feel the need to "mark" your newly acquired territory.

            IMHO

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        • Profile picture of the author blogers
          Congratulations Allen on this new way the forum
          It's great news for alls
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        • Profile picture of the author andrewm
          Looks like very exciting time ahead. Good to be grandfathered in for life as a War Room member. Thanks Allen.

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        • Profile picture of the author leonardos
          Those are great news guys!

          On the pricing.. I just noticed the bump price for WSOs is still @$40.. I doesn't seem consistent with freelancer and other sites practices where most of the times you pay less to re-publish and ad what makes a lot of sense for me..

          Just my 2 cents :-)
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        • Profile picture of the author AffiliateWaves
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          an any one can answer what it means to me .Is Freelancer giving some gifts to WF members

          Waiting for their email

          It is good news but still confused how stuffs will work now

          Thanks
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          • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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            Originally Posted by AffiliateWaves View Post

            :confused::confused:

            an any one can answer what it means to me .Is Freelancer giving some gifts to WF members

            Waiting for their email

            It is good news but still confused how stuffs will work now

            Thanks

            No they're not giving away gifts. Works the same as before at the moment.
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            Originally Posted by AffiliateWaves View Post

            :confused::confused:

            an any one can answer what it means to me .Is Freelancer giving some gifts to WF members

            Waiting for their email

            It is good news but still confused how stuffs will work now

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            • Profile picture of the author AffiliateWaves
              Originally Posted by taskemann View Post

              Freelancer.com have bought WarriorForum. But it will stay at it is. There are only new owners.


              Jimmy
              Ohh means freelancer owners will now manage Warriorforum too .I guess now serious reviewers here will get paid heavily for their posts .

              Freelancer has acquired many business in recent year and most of them have been merged to their website like limeexchange and rentacoder i guess.

              So Warriors get ready for new type of business
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        • Profile picture of the author NBG
          So Freelancer.com bought Warriorforum?

          Why?

          Freelancer.com = Jobs
          Warriorforum = Business ideas, SEO, reports, ...

          I dont see any advantage!?
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        • Profile picture of the author clintonsmith
          This sounds like a good move. Looking forward to seeing the new changes transpire.
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          its a great step i really liked that we are part of freelancing family
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        • Profile picture of the author jverner
          Hmmm. I remember when I joined the Forum I was told a payment of $10 was required "to keep the riffraff out." Now the Forum has been sold? Wonder for how much? Not that there's anything wrong with making money - Duh! - but I'm a bit nonplussed over the whole thing. OTOH, I will say that I've been commissioning projects on freelancer.com for about five years and that it is a great operation.
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  • Profile picture of the author yako
    You should write a WSO on that!

    Congrats, my best wishes for the community!
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    It'll be interesting to see how this pans out.

    Good luck to one and all!
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  • Profile picture of the author AlexCN
    Nice work Allen - Congrats! Looking forward to great things from this incredible community for years to come!

    Alex
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  • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
    Congratulations Allen! I hope I get an invite to that island.

    And congrats to you too, Matt. It will be interesting to see where you take the place.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike Hill
    A HUGE congratulations Allen... And a sturdy welcome to Freelancer.com
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbessling
    Great job Allen!

    I am excited to see how well the merger works out.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ryan Shaw
    I'm looking forward to seeing the Warrior Forum grow and make some big improvements.

    It's where I got my start with Internet Marketing with countless others here I'm sure.

    I'm happy to help by offering a few suggestions.
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    • Profile picture of the author Alaister
      Originally Posted by Ryan Shaw View Post

      I'm looking forward to seeing the Warrior Forum grow and make some big improvements.

      It's where I got my start with Internet Marketing with countless others here I'm sure.

      I'm happy to help by offering a few suggestions.
      Hey Ryan,

      It's awesome to hear that you've gained so much great value from Warrior Forum.

      I'd love to hear your suggestions and ideas. Feel free to email me alaister@freelancer.com
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      • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
        Originally Posted by Alaister View Post

        to hear your suggestions and ideas. Feel free to email me @freelancer.com
        Welcome aboard Alaister. I would suggest you set up a poll as most will not email you and many also do not feel free to post their true sentiments in open forums (thats any forum). Plus unless thats a throw away email address you don't want to be posting it - after all you bought a large use base of internet marketers and some of them still love to spam - Like I said before welcome to WF
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      • Profile picture of the author Fran_C
        Congratulations, Allen Says and Matt Barrie ... I'm looking forward to good things to come!
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    Awesome news - it should be interesting to see how this all unfolds Good job WF
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  • Profile picture of the author Daystar11
    Congratulations, and welcome. I am looking forward to this.
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  • Profile picture of the author IMKing
    Congratulations...Also do some more changes to Market Place section..separate sections for Link Building, Article writing etc.,
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    • Profile picture of the author Alaister
      Originally Posted by IMKing View Post

      Congratulations...Also do some more changes to Market Place section..separate sections for Link Building, Article writing etc.,
      I'd love to hear more about the changes you'd like to see. Feel free to send me a message or email.
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      • Profile picture of the author Daniel Evans
        Originally Posted by Alaister View Post

        I'd love to hear more about the changes you'd like to see. Feel free to send me a message or email.
        Hi Alaister

        True of any business, especially one that's made an investment of this magnitude, you no doubt have a financial forecast for forthcoming years with plans laid to reflect it.

        Beyond price adjustments, is there likely to be an announcement soon relating to any significant changes that you intend to implement in accordance with the scope of that forecast?

        A "vision" perhaps, or the primary objective of the acquisition?


        Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author Stuart Stirling
    Sounds like we could see some interesting things happen
    to both of those sites as you merge them. Definitely a
    great way to go. Congrats and thanks! All the best for
    making the Online marketing community better!
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  • Profile picture of the author Martin Salter
    Well I have to say its a "makes sense" move for sure and congratulations to all involved in the deal, I think its an everybody wins scenario.

    I have made money on the Warrior Forum and from products created via Freelancer.com (I actually joined them originally when they were called getafreelancer.com) and its been fun times along the way.

    I wish you every success in your joint ventures.
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  • Profile picture of the author gregweir
    As a long term Warrior, this will be an interesting thing to see develop.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jesus Perez
    Incredible news! I'm looking forward to the merger and updates.

    Congrats, Allen!

    Originally Posted by GlenH View Post

    Hi Matt,

    As a big user of Freelancer with over 30 projects having been completed in the last few years, I'm hoping there will be definite positive impact on the forum.

    I also have to say that I totally agree with Arnold on this.

    I realize that lowing the WSO posting price will boost your revenues, but at the same time a drop in price allows the potential for more 'crappy' 'WSO's to be posted.

    And that's a real concern, because members can easily start shying away from buying WSO's if a lot of inferior quality products are being put up.

    That then has a big negative impact of members who do post quality WSO's

    So you really need to watch this very closely Matt.
    Agreed. The only reason it was raised to $40 was to clean up the poor quality WSO's....and it worked pretty well for the most part. Reducing it to $20 will definitely bring back some sub-par sellers.
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  • Profile picture of the author TimothyW
    Personally, I'm nervous.
    I've seen WAY too many good things out there be "improved," then find out the "improvements" really make the original MUCH WORSE!

    Fingers crossed this won't be one of those times!

    -- TW
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Thorsett
    I fear change. (I know, I'm totally in the wrong industry for that, right?)

    That said, I know that change is inevitable.

    But please, I beseech you, please don't change things just to be changing them. Improve things to make the community better.

    Like others have mentioned, dropping the WSO price is most likely not a good move.

    I'm also a bit worried with the switch to annual fee for the War Room; but I can totally see the reasoning behind it.

    All in all, congrats to Allen, welcome to the Freelancer.com crew, and let's keep making this the best marketing community online!
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  • Profile picture of the author webworksbd
    congratulations! Allen ... Also Thanks Matt to give support to this great forum. We hope that soon we will able to see some Cool features. All the best.
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  • Profile picture of the author Matthew Anton
    Does Freelancer have any plans on integrating with the Warriors for Hire section? See a lot of synergies there that could help lower cost and find truly solid vendors.
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    • Profile picture of the author Alaister
      Originally Posted by Matthew Anton View Post

      Does Freelancer have any plans on integrating with the Warriors for Hire section? See a lot of synergies there that could help lower cost and find truly solid vendors.
      We want to intimately understand the value you guys gain from the Warrior for Hire section to make sure we do improve it and add more value.

      I'd definitely be open to suggestions as to how you see us integrating with that section.
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      • Profile picture of the author olubaba
        Originally Posted by Alaister View Post

        We want to intimately understand the value you guys gain from the Warrior for Hire section to make sure we do improve it and add more value.

        I'd definitely be open to suggestions as to how you see us integrating with that section.
        Congrats to Allen,

        On Warriors for Hire Section, you have to thread carefully as most Warriors hire each other in a communal way. I believe you will be ok if your new workers will respect the ethics and communal spirit of the Warriors.

        Congrats to you too
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        Originally Posted by Alaister View Post

        We want to intimately understand the value you guys gain from the Warrior for Hire section to make sure we do improve it and add more value.

        I'd definitely be open to suggestions as to how you see us integrating with that section.
        Speaking for myself as both a buyer and a seller there, I hire from Warriors for Hire out of a desire to help another Warrior, if they have the skills that meet my needs. I also hire people from there who have top reputations on the forum. A relationship is already developed prior to hiring due to past WF communications. It's called building reputation. There's a certain amount of trust already established because we feel we "know" them.

        Most of us are aware of the other outsourcing markets available and choose to hire from our community when possible.

        As for my experience there being a seller, it was great. As an American provider, I don't care for marketplaces that feel like a third world yard sale. I'm not going to sell my services for peanuts. I had good success selling in Warriors for Hire without competing with the lowball prices of others.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sarevok
    It's my hypothesis that warriorforum.com could grow massively with this new acquisition.

    (Freelancer.com has a massive userbase, so this is a really fascinating turn of events).

    Only time will tell... Honestly excited over the potential...
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  • Profile picture of the author pbxphone
    Is there a deadline for the War Room memberships for those who have just tuned in or sitting on the fence? Wondering if I have just missed the best WSO ?
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  • Profile picture of the author hussain553
    Welcome and Congrats.
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  • Profile picture of the author Joan Altz
    I would like to see some kind of "Team WSO" section developed whereby marketers and workers of different skill sets would have the opportunity to join forces on WSO product creations and be able to share the profits as JV partners.

    So instead of the Joint Venture forum, where someone is begging for help or offering to pay for a split, you'd have different marketers and workers with a variety of expertise who would apply to be a part of a team effort to create something outstanding, promote it, support it, etc...the team accomplishing something that each member by himself/herself could not do alone.

    Warriors who want to collaborate would have extended profiles, listing their areas of expertise, and you would have project leaders who have a certain degree of credibility as marketers already who would be the "Initiators" of the proposed projects.

    These could even be paid-for positions and team proposals.

    Too many people here are riding it out alone and going nowhere. It's tough if you have limited funds, because the learning curve to truly get a handle on everything needed to turn a profit is actually very high. Then you have people with particular skills who are great at one or two things, but not good at others, and those weaknesses keep them from getting over the hump to success.
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  • Profile picture of the author ak azad
    I heard a lots about Warrior Forum. But didn't know why the forum is largest and famous. Now I know that the Administrator has lots of great ideas on his brain. surely this step cuts a lot.
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  • Profile picture of the author joekyut
    This is great news Allen. We sure hope this will continue to get better as we go forward
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    Ohoo... yes this is just so exciting !!
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  • Profile picture of the author George Tee
    Just curious how much did freelancer.com pay for warriorforum? Would love to know even if it's just rough figure? 7 figures?
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  • Profile picture of the author melvinsh
    Wow this is very good news as it should benefit both networks. Its combining a marketplace and a forum of experts. Great partnership.
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  • Profile picture of the author MrShabir
    Congratulations Allen..!
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  • Profile picture of the author tchavez
    Congrats Allen! Looking forward to what the future brings to WaFo.
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  • Profile picture of the author LifeLikeLife
    Congrats Allen!

    I'm happy I finally chose to pay for War Room today, good timing.
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  • Profile picture of the author KenThompson
    Great... now all the people here who want world class writing for 5.00 per 500 or 1000 words can flood the other place.

    Nothing like dragging down the neighborhood.

    I reckon this post will be deleted.
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  • Profile picture of the author KenThompson
    Well it's nice to see my critical but short post was deleted. Paul?

    Unfortunately, the owner of Freelancer had little idea of what he was getting into with this deal. And to the owner of Freelancer, I just recently joined your site a short while ago. I feel it may become a short-lived relationship.

    Oh well... plenty of other places to find clients.
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  • Profile picture of the author dotgirish
    Looking forward for the new changes , thanks to Allen for your great support
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  • Profile picture of the author oliver mayfair
    Hi Allen ,

    Huge Congratulations. and a WARM Welcome to Freelancer.com
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    Congratulations
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    Congratulations Freelancer & WarriorForum.
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  • Profile picture of the author nocturnal911
    Thats a good step, but freelancer please don't commercialize the WF.
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    WOW Congrats... What a big news, best of Luck Guys
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    • Profile picture of the author Alex Blades
      Agreed. The only reason it was raised to $40 was to clean up the poor quality WSO's....and it worked pretty well for the most part. Reducing it to $20 will definitely bring back some sub-par sellers.
      On paper it looks good, but it really didn't get rid of the crappy WSO's. If anything, it discouraged the llttle guy from starting their own WSO, and made it easier for the season marketers to have more time on the first page.

      You can raise the WSO price to $100 and the cons will always be glad to pay it. The quality of WSO went up, but the results are the same. All the $40 WSO fee did was make the graphics in WSO section prettier

      The $40 fee discourages the little guy, who may have a 5 page ebook with methods that works, in favor of guys who can make the WSO as shiny as possible, and basically sell rehashed stuff.

      The Warrior Forum should encourage people to come out with their own products, not discourage them.
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    • Profile picture of the author ankur420420
      Hi

      Will warriorforum.com be a separate forum or will it be completely merged into freelancer.com and warrior forum won't exist from now on?

      Sorry if this sounded silly :confused:


      thanks
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      • Profile picture of the author Alaister
        Originally Posted by ankur420420 View Post

        Hi

        Will warriorforum.com be a separate forum or will it be completely merged into freelancer.com and warrior forum won't exist from now on?

        Sorry if this sounded silly :confused:


        thanks
        Ankur
        Hi Ankur,

        We'll be keeping Warrior Forum separate and will be running it independently.
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  • Profile picture of the author crosshairs
    Congratulations on both the sale and acquisition! Great things to come I'm sure!
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    Can't wait to see how things grow!

    Congratulations Allen & Matt!
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  • Profile picture of the author Tracy411
    Congratulations, Allen! I too choose to view this change as a promise of great things to come for all involved. I look forward to what is to come, and wish you and the new team over at Freelancer.com all the best

    Tracy
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  • Profile picture of the author Osman Safdar
    Congratulations! May the Warrior Forum continue to prosper!
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  • Profile picture of the author Nuno
    I saw this community changing through all these years, it continues to attract more people interested in IM, and it's still my favorite forum.
    I think Freelancer.com can bring a lot of potential, I'm here to help.
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  • Profile picture of the author imsirigiri
    Such a great move Allen.

    Warrior Forum had been the key player is many internet marketers' lives.

    Associating with Freelancer.com will further propel it's social status.

    Thanks for taking the right decision.
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  • Profile picture of the author James B. Allen
    Congrats Allen!

    What cigar did you light up to celebrate with?

    - James
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Dolan
    Interesting move. Freelancer rolls forward with another great aquisition. Looking forward to seeing the lower pricing too.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ken Reno
    very exciting stuff! I've been a member for a minute now, and can say without hesitation that the Warrior Forum is directly responsible for 95% of my online accomplishments! The resources, the community, the connections...priceless.

    Thank you ALL for my success!
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve Iser
    Smart move - well done!
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    does it effects on Warrior For Hire threads?
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  • Profile picture of the author RestlessBlaze
    Congrats to Allen and freelancer.com . What a fantastic decision. Cheers
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  • Profile picture of the author C G
    Interesting and exciting info

    Can we get more details on how freelancer and warrior forum will work together?

    Cheers,

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  • Profile picture of the author RestlessBlaze
    I wonder how the two will jam together? Isnt both strategically different communities. One is marketplace for freelancers and other is Internet marketing digital product marketplace.

    I wonder does this acquisition will effect our main forum in any way?
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  • Profile picture of the author peterinperth
    YEP ! -- I'm a big fan of the Warrior Forum. Great to see this happening.
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  • Profile picture of the author richardjes
    Hi Allen,

    A big congrats to you Sir. Warrior has been an incredible place to learn and interact and you have kept it clean and ethical all the way through which is key for a lot of us.

    Well done mate
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  • Profile picture of the author Emmanuel Sopitan
    Nice work Allen - Congrats! Looking forward to great things from this incredible community for years to come!
    I'm looking forward to seeing the Warrior Forum grow and make some big improvements.


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  • Profile picture of the author maksym
    Wow! Great News!
    I love the idea of this partnership and I believe that Freelancer.com can help this forum more to grow with new features.
    About the prices for WSO, I also agree that the main issue is not the price, but the quality of WSO products! There are too much of crappy products in WSO section

    regards
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  • Profile picture of the author TimothyW
    One way to improve the quality of WSOs is to have some way for WSO buyers to
    *RATE THE SELLERs* in a permanent way.

    As it is, sellers can just pull up the WSO ATM, grab cash out of it, using crappy,
    quasi-FRAUDULENT offers -- then they know they can get away scott free. Then they go into hiding, until the heat blows over -- then they return when the coast is clear, and rinse and repeat -- all the while knowing they will get away with it.

    There needs to be a way of RATING the sellers.

    -- TW
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  • Profile picture of the author entrepreneurjay
    wow cool I'm looking forward to see how this goes With $20 dollar wsos your off to a good start looking forward to great things to come

    I have a soft spot for the warrior forum as well I must confess definitely my most visited site.
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  • Being a user of the two services, and referring at Freelancer.com as THE freelancer community, I can only say this is really a big move!
    I'm curious to comprehend better what this will bring to Warrior Forum, but it's definitely a very good combination!

    Thanks so much for the great news!
    See you soon,
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  • Profile picture of the author Vendor-Lock
    After all the years of learning skills and making a living selling my products and services here on the Warrior Forum, I am grateful you are always finding ways to expand the WF.
    Thanks for the forum, and thanks for your efforts Allen. I'm sure this idea will be a
    good move for everyone involved.

    cheers
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  • Profile picture of the author mubashar542
    I am working on freelancer.com since 2009 as a successful Internet Marketer. I'm glad to know that Warrior forum is also part of Freelancer community now. Thumbs Up for all.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jamie Charles
      Congratulations!

      Looks like a win for everyone involved
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    Congrats man!
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    Congrats all round, Allen and Matt! I look forward to seeing Warrior Forum grow into the future.
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  • Profile picture of the author TrishOleary
    Congrats to Allen and Freelancer.com . What a AWESOME combo

    Cheers,

    Trish
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  • Profile picture of the author powerofschool
    Congrats to Allen and Matt.
    It was nice to see the best forums website in the world has joined in the family of Best Outsourcing Company Freelancing Company.
    I am really excited to see ASX Announcement as below
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    Good to know. Lets see how it works.
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    • Profile picture of the author Paul Myers
      I didn't want to comment until I actually had something to base comments on. Just spent some time on the phone with Alaister, and was suitably impressed.

      My thoughts on this...

      First, Freelancer has the technical staff and experience to scale up and optimize hardware in ways that could reduce or eliminate a lot of the server and database issues that have caused intermittent access problems for a while. That is, by itself, a huge potential benefit.

      His experience in dealing with buyers and sellers through Freelancer translates directly to a lot of the challenges of setting policy and moderating in marketplaces like the for sale sections of this forum. It would be very hard to overstate the value of that.

      For the folks who were worried about heavy-handed changes... I don't see that. At all. Despite the occasional mentions of his relatively low post count, he "gets" the culture and standards here.

      Some things will almost certainly change, and that's appropriate. New owners can make new rules, after all. I don't see anything in the works, though, that's anything but good for the members.

      A couple of reminders... The idea of a ratings system for WSOs still faces the same hard problem it always has: Limiting access to only those people who've actually bought the products they're rating. The forum is still not a party to those transactions, so there is currently no way to verify who bought what product.

      Without that capability, any ratings system could be too easily gamed.

      Also, the notion that the price of listing a WSO has any impact on quality of offerings is not, and never has been, accurate. That's been discussed to death for as long as the forum has charged for WSO listings, and it's been pretty well demonstrated that it's not a factor.

      Some things will probably change, and a lot won't. Be patient with both possibilities.


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      • Profile picture of the author Mou
        Originally Posted by Paul Myers View Post

        I didn't want to comment until I actually had something to base comments on. Just spent some time on the phone with Alaister, and was suitably impressed.

        My thoughts on this...

        First, Freelancer has the technical staff and experience to scale up and optimize hardware in ways that could reduce or eliminate a lot of the server and database issues that have caused intermittent access problems for a while. That is, by itself, a huge potential benefit.

        His experience in dealing with buyers and sellers through Freelancer translates directly to a lot of the challenges of setting policy and moderating in marketplaces like the for sale sections of this forum. It would be very hard to overstate the value of that.

        For the folks who were worried about heavy-handed changes... I don't see that. At all. Despite the occasional mentions of his relatively low post count, he "gets" the culture and standards here.

        Some things will almost certainly change, and that's appropriate. New owners can make new rules, after all. I don't see anything in the works, though, that's anything but good for the members.

        A couple of reminders... The idea of a ratings system for WSOs still faces the same hard problem it always has: Limiting access to only those people who've actually bought the products they're rating. The forum is still not a party to those transactions, so there is currently no way to verify who bought what product.

        Without that capability, any ratings system could be too easily gamed.

        Also, the notion that the price of listing a WSO has any impact on quality of offerings is not, and never has been, accurate. That's been discussed to death for as long as the forum has charged for WSO listings, and it's been pretty well demonstrated that it's not a factor.

        Some things will probably change, and a lot won't. Be patient with both possibilities.


        Paul
        Thanks for your Post Paul

        I'm sure like me for many other warriors comments from your end is much more reassuring than Alaister whom hardly anyone knows about (no offense, just stating the fact as it is).

        Whatever the changes are, I hope it is best for the community including the buyers and sellers of "for sale" sections of this forum.

        ~Mou
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  • Congratulations! The WF was one of the first places I started to learn about this crazy world all those years ago and I had my first success by launching a WSO on here as well! Unfortunately I have also seen it go a little bit downhill recently with a lot of people coming on here to just complain but there are still some golden nuggets of information to be found.

    I hope the guys at Freelancer.com can bring back some of the magic that was here when I first joined.

    Congratulations to Allen and the team over at Freelancer.com, looking forward to seeing how things develop from here!
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  • Profile picture of the author wajahath
    This would bring in the much needed freshness to warriorforum, i hope it brings happiness to all of the WF members. All the best
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    I hope we have more features in the upcoming days.
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    I knew this was coming. Congrats!
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    Can't believe that Warriorforum values only 3.2 million USD. How could you have sell it for that amount?
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    Great things can only happen when two excellent communities come together. I am looking forward to witnessing it.
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  • Profile picture of the author GIahGroup
    Nice work Allen and congratulations on closing the deal.

    Freelancer picked up a pretty good deal at just over $3 mill,
    but Matt Barrie is a pretty savvy dealmaker.

    Glad to see W.F joining a great stable of Australian based businesses.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gene Pimentel
    Exciting things ahead I'm sure! Congratulations Allen and everyone involved.
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  • Profile picture of the author DoubleOhDave
    Change is good - and I welcome this whole idea. I feel this will kick things up a notch for everyone!
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  • Profile picture of the author Tania Edwards
    This is good news that both the two Big Names became one.
    I wish to see both communities grow further and keep all the good things moving forward.
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    Congratulations! What a great move!
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    Congratulations Allen!
    It's Brilliant news.
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  • Profile picture of the author RedHat39
    Wow, I'm impressed. I always knew that some day Allan would turn the reigns over to someone else as one of the chief things I've learned in business is to always be thinking of an exit plan. Congrats Allan on making yours.

    That said I'm excited to hear the news. The WF has been the main vehicle for my success online since I joined back in 2007. I love this community and look forward to seeing it grow even more now that the userbase could possibly expand tremendously.

    Again congrats Allan and thank you for diligence throughout the years. This forum is and always will be the greatest.

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    Hi,good news, thanks.
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    SERIOUS money opportunities depending on the direction
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    • Profile picture of the author Adrian John
      Originally Posted by darrenmonroe View Post

      SERIOUS money opportunities depending on the direction
      Spot on Darren. Huge move for both sides
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    Congratulation! It semms to be big and great step forward.
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  • Profile picture of the author crx
    I was saving for about two months for a War Room Subscription, now I will never buy one.
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    • Profile picture of the author Alast
      Originally Posted by crx View Post

      I was saving for about two months for a War Room Subscription, now I will never buy one.
      It took you two months to save $37 (I think)?

      $20/year really isn't much at all.
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      • Profile picture of the author nik0
        Banned
        One question that bothers me a bit:

        Freelancer is taking % of the sales same like at oDesk right?

        Is that going to happen here as well?
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      • Profile picture of the author crx
        Originally Posted by Alast View Post

        It took you two months to save $37 (I think)?

        $20/year really isn't much at all.
        Yes, I wasn't capable to save $37 in two months, not all of us sales every day a forum for $3.2M. Not all of us have thousands of dollars to spend.

        Two weeks ago I've purchased the High Voltage Video Forum Subscription, probably not the smartest move.

        Regardless of my capability to save or not $37 in two months there's another issue in my opinion and that is fairness.
        Is not fair for one to pay $37 for a lifetime and the other $20 / year.

        @cypherslock next time pay more attention, two months not two years and the price went up.
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        • Profile picture of the author RichBeck
          Originally Posted by crx View Post

          Yes, I wasn't capable to save $37 in two months, not all of us sales every day a forum for $3.2M. Not all of us have thousands of dollars to spend.

          Two weeks ago I've purchased the High Voltage Video Forum Subscription, probably not the smartest move.

          Regardless of my capability to save or not $37 in two months there's another issue in my opinion and that is fairness.
          Is not fair for one to pay $37 for a lifetime and the other $20 / year.
          crx,

          I'm sorry to break this to you, life isn't fair....

          You willingly paid the asking price at that time...

          I've purchased products for $497 that were $7 a couple months later. It is what it is...

          All The Best,

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  • Profile picture of the author Toon-c
    Same thing that happened to WebmasterTalk when it was WebmasterTalk ...
    I consider this bad news ..
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  • Profile picture of the author cypherslock
    I seriously doubt the WF will turn into a turd just because Allen decided it was time to move on to other things. There's too much value and reputation for Freelanceer.com to want to screw it up. I wish some folks would stop whining. Change is inevitable. And how the heck does it take one two years to save up $37. And now because of the change in management (with I might add a drop in War Room price to $20) you're complaining? wow. I can't wait to see what comes next. There will be some things we all may not agree with (hey new ownership is like that) but I think ultimately, it will be a good thing for the community.
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    • Profile picture of the author Katie Rich
      Originally Posted by cypherslock View Post

      . And how the heck does it take one two years to save up $37. And now because of the change in management (with I might add a drop in War Room price to $20) you're complaining? wow. I can't wait to see what comes next. There will be some things we all may not agree with (hey new ownership is like that) but I think ultimately, it will be a good thing for the community.
      In the West $37 is nothing, in some countries it's a huge amount, hence getting an outsource worker for $2 an hour or a product.

      Looking forward to seeing how things go here. Though not keen on the WSO reduction. Congratulations to Allan.
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  • Profile picture of the author benracz
    Congratulations, Allen!

    I'm sure Freelancer.com is going to take WF to the next level. :-)

    Warm regards,

    -Ben Racz
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  • ABNNewsWire.net PR -

    "The purchase price of the acquisition was US$3.2 million, representing an impliedprice to sales multiple of approximately 3 times based on normalized revenue run rate."

    Congrats Allen!

    At that price, the sale has got to be more about freedom than dollars and cents.

    That equates to $188,235.29 per year since you opened the WF in 1997, not bad.

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    • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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      As in all changes, I'll wait to see.

      Webmaster-talk.com redirects to freelancer.com
      After Scriptlance.com was sold to freelancer.com, a seller requested full payment for a programming job I had, took the money, was allowed to withdraw it and never gave me anything. Now Scriptlance.com also just redirects to freelancer.com.

      Warriors for Hire. A really valuable asset to the Warrior Forum. Integrated with Freelancer, not as much. I've built relationships with Warriors and feel confident hiring a lot of them. It has also been a profitable section for me to advertise.

      Will it become another Flippa that "commissions" you to death?

      I love WF pretty much as it is. It's obviously very successful at what it does. I'm always of the "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" type of mindset.

      But anyway ... congrats Allen.
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    • Profile picture of the author coolfx35
      Originally Posted by PatrickBrianONeill View Post

      ABNNewsWire.net PR -

      "The purchase price of the acquisition was US$3.2 million, representing an impliedprice to sales multiple of approximately 3 times based on normalized revenue run rate."

      Congrats Allen!

      At that price, the sale has got to be more about freedom than dollars and cents.

      That equates to $188,235.29 per year since you opened the WF in 1997, not bad.

      Patrick
      I believe Freelancer got a great deal.

      Congrats to both Allen and Matt.
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    • Profile picture of the author Bryan Zazz
      The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

      The good.
      Cutting wso cost in half. I'm here because of WSOs. I want to publish WSOs.
      This makes me a WSO publisher, I guess. Haven't publish much so far.
      But my pipeline looks pretty crowded. And I like to delude myself that not all are crap.
      Well, I hate crap. So why would I waste my time publishing it now?
      Anyway, the $20 cost cut just doubled my reach, so I'm expressing
      my gratitude for that. I'd put this in the "good" basket.

      The bad
      Only 3 mil. for this forum? Sounds like a bargain when compared with other deals in the industry
      .. if this is truly the biggest fish in the "IM marketing forum" niche.
      But then again 3M is a lot of money too, so I guess it's a win-win after all.
      Ok, this isn't really a "bad".

      The ugly
      I guess this is when WF will reach the 1 mil. users mark.
      Probably under new management and stronger team, this is a "target"?
      Assuming most newcomers are "newbies", this could get "ugly".
      (and how much of those users are "active" and such)
      But ugly in a good way: industry newbies have needs which those who've
      "been there done that" can help them with. In both "free" and WSO formats.
      So ugly is also good.

      Well done, change usually means new opportunity windows opening,
      so looking foreword to it, because:
      1. change is inevitable, this industry is the poster boy of "change" after all
      2. embracing the inevitable (i.e. change) is the way to go while
      3. fearing change is a losing proposition: why fear what you can't avoid anyway? Might as well embrace & enjoy it ...
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  • Profile picture of the author AlwaysAwa
    Not sure what news is this to me. I do hope the server issue will finally be over. There lot of good stuff here.

    Does this mean I just miss the train?

    Good question.
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  • Profile picture of the author TrafficMystic
    congratulations allen.. been a member for many years and it will be interesting to see what direction the forum is going to be pushed in..
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Singletary
    I am anxious to see how this all plays out. The Warrior Forum means a lot to me. It's not just a message board - it's family. I hope that the new owners can make the small adjustments that probably need making without disrupting and tearing out everything and starting from "scratch".

    Thanks Allen for building this remarkable family. I wish you the best but do have one request. Don't spend ALL your time in Jamaica. Spend some working on Private Posts Volume 2, 3, and 4.

    Mark
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    Congrats, Allen! Here's to your continued success, and that of the Warrior forum, too!
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  • Profile picture of the author superowid
    Wow... I'm a freelancer too at freelancer.com.
    If this is going to make a great payment system from freelancer.com to be adapted into warriorforum.com... I'm so strong to agree with it... Let it be!

    Congratulation...!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author zezzoic
    just joined today and this was the 1st message i saw. quite surprising. that's a BIG announcement for this site. lookin forward to greater things
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    • Profile picture of the author bharper
      Greetings all and congrats Allen!

      I just recently joined and launched my first WSO last week. Very pleased!

      However, I just bumped it and was charged $40 not the stated new price of $20?

      Does this mean the old price is still the Bump price if we launched before the merger and the new pricing?

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      • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
        Originally Posted by bharper View Post

        However, I just bumped it and was charged $40 not the stated new price of $20?

        Its most likely a coding issue with the price fixed that you had when you opened it.
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      CONGRATS ALLEN !!!
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    Congrats Team "Warrior Forum"

    Good Luck. :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author darksoul
    Congratulations Allen...
    Its a great news...
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  • Profile picture of the author frankl
    Exciting news! Can't wait to see those new features.
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  • Profile picture of the author jerem
    Congratulations and I wish you all the best. I learned here a lot long time before I joined and I while I am not big poster I am big reader and your forum helped a lot in learning curve. Thanks and you are the best ! Congratulations!
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  • Profile picture of the author tonio79
    Sounds great to me- well done on the deal.
    Be great to see the developments that are going to come in and make interaction with each other (and sales) even better.
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  • Profile picture of the author SteveSRS
    Congrats Allen, a wise move I think, just never though of Freelancer as a candidate but hope they can introduce some cool new features make the forum more stable and faster.

    Just hope the warrior for hire doesn't get flooded with (sorry to say) in general low quality workers from freelancer site(s). I think it's great for Freelancer to be building such a huge empire but I think they should be doing to better quality control and some scrubbing as well in their member db.
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    Congrats Allen
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  • Profile picture of the author TiffanyLambert
    Allen, a toast to your success and sale. How awesome to build a forum that gets sold for millions of dollars and has the "staying power" that WF has for so long. I would like to say "thank you" for starting this forum.

    Without it, I would never have become a marketer. I would have stayed a ghostwriter. I would never have learned as much as I know now or met the wonderful people who helped guide me and became fantastic friends to me.

    I also wouldn't have been findable to my own readers - many of who found me participating on the forum and liked what I said (oh and it helped me weed out my non audience too lol).

    So I am grateful that you launched it and kept it running and thriving (and put up with me lol). When I got banned for 2 weeks, you even talked to me via message on FB to make sure I was okay and not mad - you're a sweetheart and I wish you nothing but happy days ahead.

    Matt, I am so grateful to you guys for lowering the WSO price to $20. I am not one who believes price of listing makes a difference in quality, as most scumbags I know have plenty of cash to fund whatever price point you set. And the $40 was keeping some fledgling newbies hesitant, scared or too broke to be able to list their WSO.

    I know some will say they shouldn't list if they can't invest in themselves, believe in themselves, etc. But as newbies, they're often nervous anyway and unsure - and it takes time to cultivate self confidence as a marketer - and test the waters to see if anyone enjoys your creations.

    I look forward to seeing the positive changes you implement here. I hope my own journey continues further as it has since I first signed on with WF - it's been such a supportive (even through arguments) place and I'm here daily lurking and learning and sometimes posting.

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  • Profile picture of the author AuthorityBuilder
    Congratulations to Allen and Matt. This is a great news. I have been a part of the freelancer community for 5 years and getting this news in my freelancer dashboard, I had to join this forum right away.
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    • Profile picture of the author Paul Myers
      Rich,
      98% of the IM/MMO WSOs I have purchased are plain "crap."
      That is much more a reflection on your judgement than it is on the offers as a whole. And a significant edit to the original comment...

      As for the rest, I am on record, publicly and privately, as recommending that all income claims and specific results promises should be forbidden in any ad section here. I'm pretty sure Allen and Co are sick of hearing me on that subject.
      So, your commenting on something you admitted know nothing about....
      How so, sir?

      Arnold,
      Paul, what would your opinion be on possibly separating the threads...
      I'm not sure how you'd go about that. Suggestions?


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      • Profile picture of the author Paul Myers
        Bryan,
        I must disagree on your hammer swinging ... it's an open forum, meaning that a person's gold nugget may very well be another person's crap (i.e low-value). I guess his point is that we should try to keep the general level of value in WSOs pretty high. Nothing wrong with that.
        Hammer statements have a tendency of making people to stop commenting and shutting up...
        Legitimate critiques have always been welcome here.

        If you state something as a fact, you need to support it. "98% are" is a statement of fact, not a general opinion. Numbers mean something.

        I think telling people they need to support public allegations with actual facts is a responsible way to deal with things. If they can't, I believe there is a reasonable level of accountability in stopping them from making further irresponsible and unproven allegations.


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        • Profile picture of the author MikeAmbrosio
          I guess his point is that we should try to keep the general level of value in WSOs pretty high.
          Originally Posted by Paul Myers View Post

          Bryan,Legitimate critiques have always been welcome here.

          If you state something as a fact, you need to support it. "98% are" is a statement of fact, not a general opinion. Numbers mean something.

          I think telling people they need to support public allegations with actual facts is a responsible way to deal with things. If they can't, I believe there is a reasonable level of accountability in stopping them from making further irresponsible and unproven allegations.
          Paul
          Not sure what "standard" to determine a general level of value could be used. Except for obvious scams, how can you determine a value for a product that people would agree on anyway? One mans trash and all that

          And I agree Paul. Facts to support allegations should be required.

          Aside all that, Congrats Allen! As a member since 2000, I have thoroughly enjoyed watching WF grow and being a part of such a dynamic community. Looking forward to the future.
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      • Paul, what would your opinion be on possibly separating the threads...
        Originally Posted by Paul Myers View Post

        Arnold,I'm not sure how you'd go about that. Suggestions? Paul
        Maybe a simple "choose category" could work when placing a WSO. (Providing that new categories are created).
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  • Profile picture of the author FrankEdens
    Congratulations, and i hope that the $20 drop is better for the quality of the WSO's that are posting in there. I cross my fingers for that, but for the rest : GREAT!

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  • Profile picture of the author shahnawazsadique
    It's a great news buddy and as a member I am exited that what surprised or improvisation we will get from freelancer team.
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  • Profile picture of the author Hacder
    Congrats Allen. Hard work and dedication paid off.

    Freelancer team joining, looks promising. Welcome new team
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  • Profile picture of the author Bruce NewMedia
    Congratulations to Allen and the team that brought him this far...quite an achievement.

    Freelancer's technical staff and experience at optimizing hardware should be invaluable.

    Reducing/eliminating the server and database issues that have caused access problems would be a welcome change. From all indications, this change should be a net plus for everyone.
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  • Profile picture of the author WebErika
    Congratulations to all! Looking forward to the future here with positive thoughts.
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  • Profile picture of the author indonep
    This sounds exactly like what's needed!

    It'll be very interesting to see what improvements happen
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  • Profile picture of the author laurencewins
    I am going to reserve my opinion until I see what happens. My biggest concern is how the "Warriors for Hire" and "Warriors wanting to Hire you" sections will work. If we are inundated with people who are willing to work for next to nothing, I will end up losing a LOT of business as I do get a large percentage of my business from that section right now.

    As for the other sections, well, they also remain to be seen, and I will watch with an eager eye to see what develops.
    If the forum gains a LARGE volume of new members, it will make it difficult to keep up the conversations with the friends I have found here.

    I would suggest that there should perhaps be MORE sections so that the discussions can be more precisely divided.

    I also wonder if the reason why the forum has been quiet lately was because of this merger...I don't know if that was a deliberate or accidental thing that happened but there was definitely a much quieter period in the last couple of weeks.
    Obviously a lot of people were aware of this merger before it was announced.

    Good luck to all.